New Online: A Digital Treasure Trove of Rare Books

This is a guest post by digital library specialist Elizabeth Gettins.
An image from “Map and Views Illustrating Sir Francis Drake’s West Indian Voyage,” 1585–6.
There is a mystique surrounding libraries with old, rare books, and the Library of Congress is no exception. Just think of all the dark and vast vaults of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division that are closed to the public and imagine what undiscovered treasures they hold. Now, thanks to the digital age, the stacks are open and searchable—everyone can access these untold treasures through our newly released web portal.
Pages from the Gutenberg Bible, ca. 1454–5.
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Source: LC scs